Sunday, August 19, 2012

August Release Day is here!! Yay!!




Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many SPOOKY and SWEET new stamps to SEE this month and we've got them in a fabulous showcase just FOR YOU!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....and she's all dressed up in her costumes....it's HALLOWEEN LULU! We also have an adorable set of trick or treaters from Emilie Goulet called TOO CUTE TO SPOOK 1 AND 2!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six scrumptious CANDY GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply DELICIOUS! OH and don’t forget the BRAND NEW line of stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images.... called HALLOWEEN TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our AUGUST Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!
For my card, I used the cute and really scary (not) Frankenlulu.  I had fun colouring her.  I paper pieced her little dress, although it's such a tiny piece, it's not really noticeable.  I also used one of the fun Hallowe'en Trinkets from the set of 8.  It's such fun to play with them, you can use them instead of a sentiment or you can make a card using one as the focal point.  They are great for scrapbooking too.

So now be sure and go hopping around to all the different blogs and leave a comment at each for a chance to win some of the new stamps.

Happy Hopping,
Diana

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie's Previews and Challenge 142!!


Well, here we are again, we are not only posting previews for Kraftin' Kimmie's August Release, but we have a challenge for you as well.  This week it's a sketch and a great one it is too!  Our fantastic Krafty Girl Pam Varnell is our hostess for this week's challenge and so she has provided the sketch for us.  I don't know how to get the sketch onto my blog here, but you will find it on Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.

Also, today is the day we are revealing the new Annie stamps for Hallowe'en and they are all gorgeous.  I am using Lola Lollipop, which incidentally is the image Pam is using, so the winner of this week's challenge will receive that stamp.

I used retired Brilliant Blue cardstock for my card base and my patterned paper is Tea at Elsie's from Kaisercraft.  I love the colours in these papers and have been hoarding the pad for a long time, but finally gave in to using it for this girly image.  For my partial circle a la sketch, I used my Spellbinders Butterfly Circles.  I used a Scallop Border Punch on the blue strip along the bottom and added some peach satin ribbon.  I used some Prima and other flowers in the top corner.  I coloured the image with Copics and doodled around the edge.  I stamped 'Sweet' on some of the patterned papers and cut it out using an MFT die.  This stamp comes with the sentiment 'We'll lick this together!'.

Now make sure you leave comments at each of our blogs for a chance to win win one of 3 Annie stamps that our generous leader Kimmie is giving away.

Have fun and we can't wait to see your creations with Pam's sketch!!

Diana

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps showing Emilie's Images!!

Hi there and Happy Friday to you all!  Today we are showing Emilie Goulet's gorgeous images created especially for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  She has outdone herself once again and one of her creations is this Baby and Pumpkins stamp.  Isn't it just adorable?  I love it.  Such personality on the pumpkin faces and not a bit scary.  This one comes in a set of 3 stamps and the other 2 are just as cute. One is a little trick or treater dressed as a lion and the other is a cute little ghost peeking out from behind a gravestone.  This set is called Too Cute to Spook 1 and there is a Too Cute to Spook 2 as well.

I used some lovely fall papers, but I've had them a while and I don't know whose they are.  I used my own layout and the cardstocks are of course orange and Early Espresso is the brown.  I used my S.U. tag punches to make the sentiment layer and of course the saying comes with the stamp set along with several other sentiments.  I added a little pumpkin button at the bottom and that's it!

Be sure to leave a comment at the blog of each of the girls today and 2 lucky ladies will each win one of the sets of Emilie Hallowe'en stamps.  How cool is that?!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our weekly challenge and we will be showing our fabulous new Annie Hallowe'en stamps.  You won't be disappointed.

Happy Stampin',
Diana

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 14! Use An Animal Or Insect On Your Card!! No People!!

Time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge,  yay!!  This week our Krafty Girl hostess is the very talented Angie, check out her adorable card!  Angie is using the two very cute bears from the 'Lots of Love' set designed by Emilie Goulet, so that is the stamp the winner will receive  Well, I've just had to jump back in here and change that as Ms. Kimmie has decided that this week the winner will receive the whole set of  'Lots of Love'  Woo Hoo!!.  In fact, Kimmie is having an 'Extravagant Emileigh' sale this weekend.  Emileigh has chosen her very favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and they are all on sale from 30-50% off.  Kim and Emmy have also put together two different 'Gimme Emmy' kits, so be sure to go and check it all out.

I have used the butterfly from 'Bug Buddies 1'.  I think he or she is adorable, I don't know how Emilie does it, but with just a couple of little strokes from her pen, she has given this butterfly a look of sheer joy.  I used the 'Oh Happy Day' sentiment from the 'Sugar and Spice' set as I thought it was perfect.

I used some retired So Saffron for the card base and the sentiment layer, which I cut out using a small Nesties Scalloped Circle die.  The patterned papers are Berry Sweet by K. and Company.  I matted the background on Rose Red, cut out the Scalloped Circle frame for the image, also in Rose Red and the border behind the green strip is also Rose Red.  I then added some flowers and leaves to the upper left side.

So now let's see your creations using an animal or an insect.  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has lots of choices and if you use one of them, you are in the running to win the cute bears.

Happy Stamping,
Diana




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Out of the Box with Kraftin' Kimmie!

Well, can you believe we are into August already?  Wow, where has the summer gone?  It sure does feel like August though, it was crazy hot here in South West Ontario today. 

Well, this week our Krafty Hostess is the uber talented and sweet Kerry.  She is challenging us to use the 'Out of the Box' technique.  I must say I was scared to death about doing this one and nearly declined, but on watching one of the online tutorials, I realized it was no big deal after all.  Mind you, if you stick with a simple one like I did, there is nothing to it at all.  Now I've done it once I may try something a little more challenging next time.

I inked up the Mad Hatter from Kraftin' Kimmie's 'Alice in Wonderland' set.  I have been wanting to colour him for ages and had never got to it before.  It was great fun to work with.  Also I seem to be always needing a masculine card and not having one, so this one will work perfectly.  I have 2 crazy brothers and either of them would appreciate this card.  We all have our Dad's weird sense of humour.

Anyway, I kept the card simple, especially as I wanted to show the main background paper, which is perfect for this stamp.  Do you see the tea set down in the corner?  Even the little teapot charm is similar to the one in the papers.  I used the out of the box technique to leave the mad hatter's top hat outside of the frame.  I used chalk ink around the outside of the main image to frame it.  The pieces of blue and green patterned papers are matted onto vanilla, the same as the card base, although it's hard to see in this picture.  I added a couple of brown buttons and the sentiment 'We're all mad here!'  I love that.

So check out Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog to see which of the other Krafty Girls has a card for you to see, then show us your own creations.  Have fun stamping,

Diana